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Old 09-02-2004, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Windows Media Player 10

Windows Media Player 10 Is now available for download

Windows Media Player 10

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Old 09-02-2004, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So what's so good about it?


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Old 09-02-2004, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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probably has updated drivers and stuff, but I'm gonna wait a while 'til the bugs are gone
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So what's so good about it?


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Old 09-02-2004, 06:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was about to install it, mainly out of curiosity, because I very rarely use WMP. But it mentioned that the only way to go back to a previous version of WMP, is to turn on system restore. Seems like a lot of trouble just to check it out of curiosity, so I decided not to mess with it.

Thanks for the heads up, anyway.
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you'll need it for the new microsoft online music site.

/not that i want it.

/loves iTunes.
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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God dammit!

I never listen to my own advice and just went ahead and installed it. It will probably start stealing my credit card numbers now...

Anyway, the intereface has been steamlined. It's looking very "Mac like" which is funny. Seems OK. I'll play around with it.

I lost about 2gigs worth of music when my HDD shat itself last month (all legal before careful readers begin to accuse me of hypocracy!), so I don't have much to check it with. Well, apart from some choice porn clips I guess...


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Old 09-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just installed it on SP1 and it looks good. I tested it by playing a movie and it seened to seek faster than version 9. ZoneAlarm asked me three times that the program was trying to access the internet. I should have taken note to what parts (I believe one was an updater). I'll let the TF community know if I have any problems with it.

Edit - Oh yea: RETURN OF THE LONG SEEK BAR!!!! WoOt!
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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just finished installing also. havent found anything wrong yet. *YET*
much less cluttered then 9. very mac/realmedia like.
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Up until now I've been using Music Match, mostly because it syncs with my son's Dell Jukebox. Music Match is ok, but the interface is confusing and it crashes often. As we all know, when MS finds a useful application, they wait for everyone else to come up with the cool ideas and then just cut/copy/paste. But for some reason, they can never get it right the first time (or second or third for that matter). In the case of WMP 10, this is really the second iteration of their all-in-one Rip/Burn/Organize/Sync application and for the most part, it's ok. Way better than version 9 (which I didn't even bother loading). After reading that version 10 had advanced portable sync options, I decided to try it out and installed it last night. The interface is fine, less confusing than MM, but still not as clean as iTunes. I pointed it to my music folder and it quickly scanned in all my albums (on a side note, I recently heard that Tivo will rip your cds for $2 each!). Be aware, by default, WMP 10 will start to add additional/missing tag information from Microsoft’s database (this all happens in the background with no indication). Also, if you select an album, right click and select ‘Update Album’, it will overwrite any tags with data from the MS db, and there’s no ‘Are you sure’ message. I’ve yet to try the sync options, but it looks like it can sync songs to a portable based on user defined ratings. This will allow selective loading to the Dell verses the MM ‘all or nothing’ option. So my initial thoughts are; it’s better than Music Match.
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Old 09-03-2004, 07:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So my initial thoughts are; it’s better than Music Match.
I hate to say it, but that's not exactly saying a lot . I mean, Music Match sucks bad. But, I always thought WMP was pretty damn decent, so you saying that it's better than it was counts as a positive in my mind.
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I dont much care for the updates because then they always change your preferences around. They should design a patch that rolls over your settings and such.
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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They should design a patch that rolls over your settings and such.
That's a very good suggestion. I agree. You'd think that they would have thought of that.
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's not too bad, looks nicer than the previous version and comes with a couple of decent looking skins. It's still not as good as Winamp though.
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Last time I checked was still in teh Beta testing phase

Thanks for the heads up anyway!
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Old 09-04-2004, 07:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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yet another version? The latest I have is the the default one that ships with win2k on my crashbox. WMP is ripped out immediately after every reinstall on the main system. Not curious enough to look at it, but it sounds better than the previous builds on looks alone if it has been streamlined. Until it supports AAC/FLAC/Shorten/APE/Wavpack/Ogg-Vorbis/Musepack though (as in never probably) it is off my personal radar completely. MP3s are a small part of my audio collection and WMV is the last codec I would ever use for my personal vinyl/tape transfers or rare CD rips.
edit: just read the FAQ and this:
"2.4 How do I remove Windows Media Player from my computer entirely?
Windows Media Player is a feature of the operating system and cannot be removed entirely."
is grossly wrong fortunately.
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I hate to say it, but that's not exactly saying a lot . I mean, Music Match sucks bad. But, I always thought WMP was pretty damn decent, so you saying that it's better than it was counts as a positive in my mind.
Definitely better than it was. Unfortunately for me, it turns out that it barely supports the Dell Jukebox with very reduced sync functions. But it's still better than MM!
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Had the beta, caused me to hose down a test rig

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Old 09-05-2004, 05:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I installed it a few days ago, have no complaints so far but one thing I've noticed, when I have a internet radio station playing and I close the player, the station still streams! Something that version 9 didn't do.
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Windows Media Player 10 plays High Definition files. Microsoft has some examples here. If you have a high speed connection and WMP 10 installed the videos are worth checking out.
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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WMP9 plays high-def files as well....
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I really like WMP10 - I've used it since the public beta and I've had no problems with it yet.
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a major problem with it. It won't let me watch videos I don't have a license for, which includes a lot I got from this site. My paris hilton videos won't play now....WAHH!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:52 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have a major problem with it. It won't let me watch videos I don't have a license for, which includes a lot I got from this site. My paris hilton videos won't play now....WAHH!!
and that's why I don't have upgrade-itis
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:43 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I was about to install it, mainly out of curiosity, because I very rarely use WMP. But it mentioned that the only way to go back to a previous version of WMP, is to turn on system restore. Seems like a lot of trouble just to check it out of curiosity, so I decided not to mess with it.
Actually, no. I downloaded and installed it and thought it was more of a downgrade then an upgrade so I simply selected to uninstall it and it took me back to Windows Media Player 9. And thank God it let me, because I really disliked it.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I do not know the problem with Windows Updates.
I have SP2 and WMP10 and DirectX 9.0c and have not had a single problem with any of them yet.
I actually like WMP10 better than 9 and have been using it for a long time now. [WMP in general]
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Old 10-09-2004, 05:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I have a major problem with it. It won't let me watch videos I don't have a license for, which includes a lot I got from this site. My paris hilton videos won't play now....WAHH!!
Funny I dont have problems with that Once i installed a few codec's from Kazaa i think it was that took care of that and I like MMP better than previous
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:19 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I still use WMP 6 (mplayer2.exe in the media player folder), but only for videos that Media Player Classic can't handle correctly, and Foobar 2000 for my audio. Foobar has a very powerful display scripting language buit in so you it will show your file tags just the way you want in your playlist. It also plays ogg files, flac, shorten, and a number of other non-DRM codecs natively. If you ripped a lot of files with WMP, the special version can play .wma as well.

All three of those players are also a lot lighter weight than WMP, but don't include any syncing functions. I think Foobar can burn cds, but I have other programs I use for that.
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:48 PM   #30 (permalink)
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interesting never made the jump to 9 due to the call home thing it did.
Mplayer gives me everything I ever will need though.
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Had this for a while now, seams to work fine for me only had one real problem. After playing a streaming internet radio station for a long time (hours) if something goes wrong or I close if some reason then try to re-open it soon after, it just wont do it. I keep clicking and nothing happens but if I reset then it works fine. Does the same for some streaming video as well.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:31 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i just downloaded it and all of the words were in a weird language? any help?
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